Council begins hunt

THE hunt has begun for the person who leaked confidential council documents that outlined the secret business plan for a controversial 200-site caravan park on crown land near Cabarita Beach.

Tweed Shire Council has called in the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption to investigate the leak, which saw the documents land on the doorstep of the Cabarita Residents’ Association president Cath Lynch.

Earlier this week it was revealed the council had called in lawyers to demand Mrs Lynch hand back the documents, which were spread around association members and other opponents of the plan.

Some information was posted on the association’s website but has since been removed.

It is understood the investigations have focused on councillors because only 12 of the documents were supposed to have been printed – one for each of the councillors, one for the council general manager and four for senior council officers.

Yesterday Ms Lynch said she had received a third upsetting letter from the council’s solicitors, which she described as “intimidating to the nth degree”.

“People need to be told what is happening here,” she added.



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